October 13, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

One-Question Survey for Middletowners

The Town of Middletown is asking residents to take a one question online survey to gauge interest in making board meetings available online. More...

R.I.’s First Gentleman

Andy Moffit became Rhode Island’s inaugural First Gentleman on Jan. 6, 2015, when his wife Gina Raimondo was sworn in as Governor of Rhode Island. He will give a talk on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the North End Steak House.  More...

Lions Club Welcome New Members

The Newport Lions Club welcomes new members who share the desire to serve and help those in need in the community. Each year, members perform eye screening in schools on Aquidneck Island.  The next meeting is Oct. More...

Newport Parkinson’s Support Group

The next meeting of the Newport Parkinson’s Support Group is Saturday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. at Newport Hospital. Patients and/or caregivers are welcome to attend. More...

VFW Friday Fish Fry

The VFW Post 4487 holds a weekly fish fry on Fridays from 4-7 p.m. at the Post home, 51 Underwood Lane, Middletown. Eat in or take out. Call the Post at 401-847-0102; orders ready in 15 minutes or less. Funds generated benefit R.I. More...

Bulb Giveaway

Now is the time to plant spring bulbs. On Saturday, Oct. 15, Daffodillion will distribute thousands of free bulbs to Newport residents. The giveaway will be held at Easton’s Beach from 9 a.m. -1 p.m.  More...

Mosaic Club Meeting

The next meeting of the Mosaic Club of Newport County will be Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Newport Mainstay. The dinner meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.  The first upcoming fundraiser will be a Bingo night on Friday, Nov. More...

Fall Recycling Day

The Newport Public Services Department’s Clean City Program will hold a Fall Recycling Day for harder to recycle items on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 8 a.m. - noon, rain or shine in Easton’s Beach east parking lot. More...

Learn About Question 2

Common Cause Director John Marion will address Question 2 and related questions about ethics reform at the Newport Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. More...

Smart Driver Class

The AARP Smart Driver program will be held at the Middletown Senior Center on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Call the center to register, 401-849-8823.   More...

Arts Around the Fire

The new season of Arts and Cultural Alliance’s monthly networking event, Arts Around the Fire, begins on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 6-8 p.m. at Salvation Café. More...

Mini Maker Faire

Share a project, tinker, and meet other makers at the free East Bay Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, Oct. 15, from noon-5 p.m. More...

Table Designs

The Quononoquott Garden Club will be holding its monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 17, at the Jamestown Philomenian Library with a program titled “Table Design Experiences” at 2 p.m. More...

‘Speaker of Interest’ Talk Oct. 20

Portsmouth Police Chief Tom Lee will give a talk with his insight into the mission of the Portsmouth Police Department, its challenges and opportunities, and his vision of the department’s future on Thursday, Oct. More...

Look Good, Feel Better Workshop for Cancer Patients

A free workshop led by trained volunteer cosmetologists will be held at Newport Hospital on Monday, Oct. 17, at the Newport Hospital from 2-4 p.m. Participants will be given help with cosmetics, skin care, and head covering options. More...

Call for Fine Crafters and Artisans

Artisans and fine crafters are invited to participate in the Artisans by the Bay “Holiday at the Hotel Viking Show,” on Sunday, Nov. 27. For an application and to reserve a spot, contact Jeanne at ladedart@gmail.com. More...

Lyme Support Group

This month’s meeting is being postponed for a few weeks and it will include November’s. Watch for rescheduled date.   More...

Island Foghorns

The next meeting of the Island Foghorns Toastmasters Club is Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Middletown Police Station from 5:30-7 p.m. The public is welcome to hear speeches given by members or to speak themselves. More...

Japanese Americans in America Class

The Edward King House Circle of Scholars presents History of Japanese Americans in America with Ken Nomiyama as the instructor on Thursdays, Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3 and 10, from 3 –5 p.m.  More...

Microchip Clinic

The Potter League is offering a microchip clinic for dogs and cats on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Potter League for Animals. The microchips will be administered by Dr. Margaret Levy. More...

Final ALN Forum

The third and last Alliance for Livable Newport candidate forum is Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Pell School. Newport School Committee candidates will be asked to answer various questions regarding the issues. More...

Mimosa Cruise

The Women’s Resource Center, serving Newport and Bristol Counties, is hosting a fundraising “Mimosa Cruise” aboard the schooner Madeleine on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 - 11:30 a.m. More...

Baby Steps Program

Baby Steps, a program for parents and caregivers of infants and children up to three years old, will hold its next session on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 9:30 a.m. at the Florence Gray Center, 1 York St. All Newport County residents are welcome. More...

Mail Ballot Deadline

The final date to submit an application for a regular mail ballot for the Nov. 8 general election is Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 4 p.m. More...